Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 25 - 31, 2005

Vol. 6, No. 13 Aaron Piland


Money Talks

Big Business Scrambles to Keep Its Influence in Local Politics

The Next Gay Battle

Civil Rights Groups Think Trench Warfare

In Other News...


No Free Lunch

Shellac Could Not Be More Awesome

Up & Coming

Rays of Dope

Sunburned Hand of the Man’s Eternal Jams

Once More With Feeling


Surf's Up

Brian Wilson Owes Us Nothing

CD Reviews

Live/DJ Listings

Music Catches Up!

But Smog’s Bill Callahan Keeps Chuggin’ On

It's Who You Know

Steve Albini

Movies & TV

This Week on Television

Point of No Return

Terry Gilliam’s Latest Is a Ghastly Mess

Film Shorts

Goofy, Gore-Happy, Lame

An Overpriced Dead & Breakfast

Wanna Hear a Dirty Joke?

Getting Filthy (and Funny) with The Aristocrats

Geek Out

Quickly! To the Internet!

Food and Drink

A Lukewarm Breeze

Arabian Breeze and the ATM Machine

Happy Hours

Visual Art

Theater & Performance


The Fire Issue

A Compendium of Stories and Facts About Anything and Everything that Burns!

Accidental Arson

Movies that Are HOT HOT HOT!

Ouch—That Really Burned!

Stupid Crap I’ve Done with Hot Stuff

Let's have FUN WITH FIRE!

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Or, Another Reason Why Booze Is Bad

Combustion Point!

Or, How Hot Do I Need to Get This Thing So it Will Catch on Fire?

“I’ve Been Set on Fire—Twice!”

…And No, I Wasn’t Drunk

The Portland Mercury Burn-o-meter

Great Moments in Fire's History

Employee Picks

Destination Fun

I, Anonymous

I Anonymous

In Defense of Little Richard

One Day at a Time

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love


I Love Television

I ♥ Television

Scared Straight-ish